Educated Guesses on Architecture

Amateur architecture enthusiast, based in DC, hailing from Cleveland, and currently living in Cambodia.
Sep 13 '11

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Jul 10 '11
Chinese association and school, Battambang, Cambodia.

Chinese association and school, Battambang, Cambodia.

17 notes Tags: colonial architecture Battambang Cambodia Indochina Architecture

Jul 10 '11
1930s, colonial era Phsar Nat, designed by Jean Desbois.
Battambang, Cambodia.

1930s, colonial era Phsar Nat, designed by Jean Desbois.

Battambang, Cambodia.

10 notes Tags: Jean Desbois Cambodia French Indochina Battambang market clock modernism

Jul 9 '11
1st floor of colonial-era shop house. Battambang, Cambodia.

1st floor of colonial-era shop house. Battambang, Cambodia.

14 notes Tags: colonial architecture Cambodia Battambang French architecture doors windows

Jul 9 '11
Traditional Khmer house  in wood. Battambang, Cambodia.

Traditional Khmer house  in wood. Battambang, Cambodia.

1 note Tags: house wooden house residential architecture Asian architecture Southeast Asia

Jul 8 '11
(1930’s era?) Clinic. Battambang, Cambodia.

(1930’s era?) Clinic. Battambang, Cambodia.

9 notes Tags: clinic hospital architecture archticture Asia Battambang

Jul 8 '11
'New Khmer' style guesthouse, Kampong Cham, Cambodia.

'New Khmer' style guesthouse, Kampong Cham, Cambodia.

9 notes Tags: hotel hostel Kampong Cham New Khmer Architecture geometric concrete tropical modernism

Jul 7 '11
7 makara market, Kampong Cham, Cambodia

7 makara market, Kampong Cham, Cambodia

3 notes Tags: market historic building Cambodia Asia

Jul 7 '11
(Non-functioning) clock, interior of 7 makara market, Kampong Cham, Cambodia. 
The legacy of French colonial architecture is Southeast Asia mostly centers around the picturesque chauteaux and Art Nouveau monuments.  Much less celebrated is the smaller, later buildings.  Dating from the 1920s and 1930s, many have a streamlined design and are built in concrete, although still have some decorative flourishes that double as ventilation trellises etc.  the Central Market in Phnom Penh is probably the best know example (and best preserved, thanks to its recent ADF funded renovation), but many small cities in Cambodia still feature, and use, these relics.

(Non-functioning) clock, interior of 7 makara market, Kampong Cham, Cambodia.

The legacy of French colonial architecture is Southeast Asia mostly centers around the picturesque chauteaux and Art Nouveau monuments.  Much less celebrated is the smaller, later buildings.  Dating from the 1920s and 1930s, many have a streamlined design and are built in concrete, although still have some decorative flourishes that double as ventilation trellises etc.  the Central Market in Phnom Penh is probably the best know example (and best preserved, thanks to its recent ADF funded renovation), but many small cities in Cambodia still feature, and use, these relics.

9 notes Tags: clock market colonial architecture modernism Cambodia Indochina

Jul 6 '11
Brutalist concrete apartment building, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Min City has a wealth of interesting modernist concrete buildings, particularly shop house style residential structures and industrial/public buildings. I presume that like Cambodia, this material was introduced by the French in the late 20s and 30s, when they abandoned the Napoleon III style fluffiness for streamlined deco and finally cold, hard modernism. This style doesn’t get much love now-a-days, but its impossible to deny that many of these buildings are still in remarkable shape.

Brutalist concrete apartment building, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Min City has a wealth of interesting modernist concrete buildings, particularly shop house style residential structures and industrial/public buildings. I presume that like Cambodia, this material was introduced by the French in the late 20s and 30s, when they abandoned the Napoleon III style fluffiness for streamlined deco and finally cold, hard modernism. This style doesn’t get much love now-a-days, but its impossible to deny that many of these buildings are still in remarkable shape.

4 notes Tags: Vietnam concrete Saigon architecture colonial architecture moderism